Pleurothallis quaternaria Luer 1998 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Acroniae SERIES Amphygiae Luer 1998 Photo by The Ecuagenera Website

Another Flower Photo by the Niessen's and their Orquideas del Valle Website

Full Shade Spring

Common Name The Four Part Pleurothallis [refers to the nearly equal sepals and petals]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Valle de Cauca Colombia without locational data as a small sized epiphyte with slender, erect, round in cross-section ramicauls enveloped basally by a close, tubular sheath above the base and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, sessile, ovate, acute, braodly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a fascile of solitary, .6" [1.5 cm] long, successive flowered inflorescence arising through a prostrate spathe from the base of the leaf.

Synonyms Acronia quaternaria (Luer) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Pleurothallis Section Abortivae, Truncatae, Subsection Acroniae, Subgenera Dracontia and Uncifera Luer 1998 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia quaternaria